(Closed) Invited to a cash bridal shower

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No, you’re exactly right. The ENTIRE point of the event is to shower the bride with gifts. Sounds like she’s using it as a fundraiser. She should have declined the shower if they don’t need anything.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I find cash showers slightly annoying too.  I just feel like if you literally can’t think of a single tangible item you need, my money is better kept in my own wallet.

But, I usually go and give cash, because I’m apparently a pushover.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mrs. Eagle:  if they’re asking specifically for cash, i’d suck up how you feel about etiquette and registries and whatnot and just give them cash.  i mean, if you’re going o give them anything at all, it might as well be what they want.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

isn’t the point of showers to give gifts? I’ve never heard of cash showers

Post # 9
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418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mrs. Eagle:  (not that i don’t see your point completely.  a ‘cash bridal shower’ is incredibly tacky.)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s going to be an awkward shower. How will she open gifts? That’s what you do at a shower! People continue to amaze me – asking for gifts is gauche enough, but cash? Ugh.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

@Mrs. Eagle:  LOL @ Sit in a circle and open envelopes!  Afterwards, maybe they can make it rain Laughing

Post # 13
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1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow. Yuck. I think I might have to miss that shower. What on earth is the point of a shower without gifts? This sounds like a party plus a shakedown.

Post # 14
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1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s obnoxious! 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Mrs. Eagle:  I would give them what you feel comfortable giving them. It is the gift giver after all who gets to decide on the gift.

Also I kind of feel like it is rewarding their poor etiquette (and stupidity at having a wedding they currently can’t afford) if you give in and give them cash at a shower.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d love to throw myself a cash shower every week!  LOL

 

I wouldn’t give cash.  I’d give a gift card. 

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